Using Statistical Assumptions — Amodei Attempts to Sell Nevadans on HR1

The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s a “comprehensive plan to reform our nation’s tax system.”  NOPE.  The largest “cuts” go to corporations and the rich with the dregs being divided up across the masses.  The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s …

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Republican Budget Seriously Slashed Medicare by $4.73B

Medicare is a fundamental tool of economic security – a guarantee that seniors will not be denied health care just because they cannot afford it. But Republicans in the House, led by Paul Ryan, just voted for a budget plan (HR553) (Roll Call Vote 552) that would gut Medicare – slashing funding for the program by …

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Democrats Introduce Bill to Stop Wage Theft & Boost Workers’ Financial Security

The Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act would crack down on employers who steal wages from their workers — Employers steal more than $15 billion from workers every year, particularly from workers in low-wage industries On Tuesday, August 1, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Al Franken (D-MN), along with Representatives Rosa DeLauro …

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GOP Against Consumers Faring Better Using Class Actions—Vote to Repeal Consumer Protection Rule

News from Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Many financial institutions use forced arbitration clauses in their contracts to block consumers with disputes from banding together in court, instead requiring each consumer to argue their case separately in private arbitration proceedings. Recently, members of Congress introduced legislation to repeal a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that …

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CBO Rpt on H.R. 1628—American Health Care Act of 2017

 CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that enacting the legislation—which would repeal or modify many provisions of the Affordable Care Act—would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the coming decade. CBO and JCT estimate that in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under …

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So — What Did It Take to Buy Rep. Mark Amodei’s Vote FOR passage of #AHCA

It’s amazing the difference a week can make.  Last week Rep. Mark Amodei was a “NO” on passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), H.R. 1628. I’m not sure what he was offered to buy is “YEA” vote, but it must have been good, for him that is, because it certainly is good for any of …

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Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill Could Result in Financial Disaster … AGAIN!

Today, at the only scheduled committee hearing to review Chairman Hensarling’s Wrong Choice Act 2.0, a bill that would destroy the most important parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement: There is only one …

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GOP Lawmakers’ Many Privacy Hypocrisies

by Dana Floberg, contributor at CommonDreams Internet users took a hard loss this week in the fight for broadband privacy and internet freedom — but if you listen to the Republican lawmakers who trashed our privacy rights, you’d think they’d done the opposite. “Consumers deserve to have the autonomy to control their information and their internet …

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Is Rep. Mark Amodei Just a Malleable Lump of GOP Clay?

In a “Special Newsletter” sent out on 3/9/17, Rep. Mark Amodei wrote: “The House has introduced legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. I’m sure you have questions and are looking for specifics about the bill, so I wanted to share the bill with you here. I welcome your thoughts and …

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What We Know & Don’t Know About Reconciliation & AHCA

— Vickie Rock Press Secretary Sean Pricer made a big deal about the size of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in comparison to the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA) which is also called the ACA or by its GOP nickname, “Obamacare.”  But he asked people to do was to compare apples to asparagus.  One …

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